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's looking forward to retirement. >> i don't know if that's the word i would use, but certainly stepping off the very fast track for a little while. >> and what's missing from this picture? we'll discuss. good day, i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. from joe biden at the white house to chris christie in new jersey, andrew cuomo in albany, there's new energy for a comprehensive approach to gun violence control. chris cillizza, and kristen welker. thanks much to both of you. first of all, kristen, you were there today, joe biden opening the task force meetings for a brief photo opportunity saying something is going to get done. they have this end of the month deadline. it's going to be in the state of the union. but how comprehensive is this going to be and is it going to be any different from all of the other failed initiatives, frankly? >> well, we are expecting something to be quite comprehensive, andrea, and one thing out of the meeting is joe biden said the president is considering taking some executive actions. he's not sure what those actions are right now, but that's certainly som
, which is that if there is something sort of that we don't know that comes out, this is not a nominee who can probably with stand something like that. i think it's important that chuck schumer, tammy baldwin, normally if nominees fail, whether it's for supreme court or cabinet decisions, they fail in terms of confirmation because the sort of old party of the president pulls back. with harriet myers it was the uprising amongst conservatives that really doomed her. it seems to me john cornyn is not going to be for chuck hagel or john mccain. i doubt they're going to be for chuck hagel, but they don't have to be -- they just have to not filibuster chuck hagel, which i don't think they would do barring something new here. i think if we can do a respectable job with defending some of his more controversial past statements in these hearings they will ultimately not deny his second pick. sfoo gun control and the whole gun issue, it's the second anniversary of tucson. we have the hearing, preliminary hearing for james holmes out in aurora, colorado, and awful testimony coming out of that all week
president who met with vice president biden yesterday is drawing a hard line on assault weapons. >> we don't think that a ban on so-called assault weapons, which hasn't worked in the past, is going to work this time. we think manufacture those are feel good proposals and what we need to do is get to the question of why this is happening and what can be done about it. >> congressman tom ridge joins me now. this issue, what to do about guns. you in 1994 as a member of congress, you were just telling me, you voted for the assault weapons ban just days before the republican primary you were running for governor. how badly did the nra hurt you in pennsylvania where the nra is king? >> well, we've always had healthy respect for nra and the second amendment, but it's pretty clear to me that after that vote they were able to harness some considerable opposition to my candidacy, which, obviously, as organized as it was, i managed to prevail, and one of the challenges i think the nra needs to confront -- and i'm -- i want to protect the second amendment rights as well, but you take a look at every c
think markets would be happy to give up that independence. the troubling is i don't hear anybody right now saying that this appointment or this nomination is going to result in the kind of deal the markets really want. >> former omb director, very popular in the white house, and the administration. the white house argument is he ran circles around them in past negotiations. >> well, that's right. i mean, you have a guy here who is in many sense a consequence mat insider who spent almost his entire professional career in washington on the hill and in the white house. now, that's a good thing and a bad thing. it's a good thing because clearly he knows where the bodies are. he knows the budget inside and out. most important, he has a trust of the praez. that means when he does a deal, the deal will stick. he is speaking for the president. there is a negative side, which is as steve was saying, the markets don't know this guy. financial crisis has a habit of exploding without any warning. he may not have the shots that maybe he needs, an assistant that can provide that experience. there's
to the president for having the cia i don't think there's any way around that, and i think both john and jim who know each other well have worked together a lot. that should be really quite a positive relationship. >> this is hillary clinton getting a joke gift. that is protective head gear in case you ever need protection from another fall. it is a football helmet with the state department seal. you can see she's vemp back -- we're excited to see that. >> i read in the "new york times" i am sharing this because i was stunned by it. the amount of travel she has done as secretary of state. the "new york times" story said she has spent the equivalent of 87 full days on an airplane in her four years as secretary of state. i think that would take a toll on anyone. she clearly is someone who much like chuck todd, their work ethic is very high and they have a very high motor, but i do think it's important to remember as she comes to the end of her term as secretary of state, you know, we're so quick to jump in, and i'll put myself in this category to jump in the 2016 talks. i actually think she is hon
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